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Qur'anic Passages Inscribed On The Taj Mahal

Surah # Title Location
89 Al-Fajr (The Daybreak) South Arch
93 adh-Duha (The Brightness)
94 As-Sharh (The Expanding) North Arch
95 At-Tin (The Fig)
Tomb (Exterior)
36 Ya-sin South, West, North, East Arches
81 At-Takwir (The Folding Up) South Door
82 Al-Infitar (The Cleaving Asunder) West Door
84 Al-Inshiqaq (The Rending Asunder) North Door
98 Al-Baiyinah (The Evidence) East Door
Tomb (Exterior)
67 Al-Mulk (The Dominion) Upper Circle, SE Arch
48 Al-Fat'h (The Victory) SE, E, NE, N, NW, and W Arches
76 Al-Insan (Man) W, SW, and S Arches
39.53-54 Az-Zumar (The Troops) S Arch
Cenotaph (upper)
41.30 Fussilat (The Explanation) Top, South, and West Sides
40.7-8 Ghafir (The Forgiver) Top
83.22-28 Al-Mutaffiifin (Those Who Deal in Fraud) East, and South Sides
2.286 Al-Baqarah (The Cow) West, and North Sides
59.22 Al-Hashr (The Assembly) North Side
Cenotaph (Lower)
39.53 Az-Zumar (The Troops) Top
3.185 Al Imran (The Family of Imran)
23.118 Al-Mu'minun (The Believers)
59.22 Al-Hashr (The Assembly) North Side
_______ 99 Names of Allah East, and West Sides
The Mosque
91 Ash-Shams (The Sun) Around Mihrab
112 Al-Ikhlas (The Purity) Two Disks on West Wall
_______ 'AllAh Ya Kafi' Several Inscribed Disks
_______ 'Kalima'
  Mughal Line